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  • West Virginia’s buck firearms season opens Nov. 19, 2018 November 18, 2018
    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s traditional buck firearms season begins Monday, Nov. 19, the earliest possible opening date. This season opens the Monday before Thanksgiving every year, and gives hunters an opportunity to hunt during part of the rut, when bucks are active. “Hunters should enjoy a great deer season in 2018,” said Gary […]
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  • Deer baiting, feeding banned in Florence, Marinette Counties November 18, 2018
    OCONTO FALLS, Wis. — Hunters and wildlife observers planning fall and winter outdoor activities in the northeast Wisconsin counties of Marinette and Florence are reminded deer baiting and feeding is prohibited, and those not following the prohibition may be subjected to enforcement actions, Department of Natural Resources law enforcement officials say. Lt. Andrew Lundin says […]
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  • Alabama WFF Closely Monitoring Mississippi CWD Cases November 18, 2018
    While Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) officials continue to do all they can to keep chronic wasting disease (CWD) out of Alabama, unfortunately the latest news from our neighbors in Mississippi is not good. Another deer in the lower Mississippi Delta in Issaquena County, a 2½-year-old doe, tested positive for CWD last week. The […]
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  • No Chronic Wasting Disease in New York November 17, 2018
    The New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Agriculture and Markets (DAM) today announced that Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has not been found in a suspected CWD-positive sample from an adult female deer killed by a bowhunter in Chautauqua County and submitted for testing as part of DEC’s routine surveillance efforts. An initial […]
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  • Maryland Deer Firearms Season Opens Nov. 24 November 15, 2018
    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces that the two-week firearm hunting season for sika and white-tailed deer opens Nov. 24 and runs through Dec. 8. “The two-week firearms season remains our most popular hunting opportunity in the state,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. “More than one-third of the harvest occurs during […]
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  • Illinois Firearm Deer Season Opens Nov. 16-18 November 14, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, IL – Deer hunters are reminded to focus on safety as the 2018 Illinois Firearm Deer Season opens this week. The seven-day firearm season begins this Friday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 18. A second round of firearm deer hunting will be held from Nov. 29-Dec. 2. “Our firearm deer weekends are Illinois’ most […]
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  • MDC reports 99,567 deer harvested during firearms opening weekend November 14, 2018
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 99,567 deer during the opening weekend of the November portion of the fall firearms deer season Nov. 10 and 11. Of the 99,567 deer harvested, 55,887 were antlered bucks, 9,573 were button bucks, and 34,107 […]
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  • Michigan deer hunting season starts Nov. 15 November 14, 2018
    Firearm deer hunting season kicks off this week! Visit michigan.gov/deer to find 2018 season information, regulations, videos, chronic wasting disease updates and more. Check out the 2018 Michigan Deer Hunting Prospects for more on what to expect this deer season. Hunters contribute $2.3 billion to Michigan’s economy and pay for wildlife conservation and management work […]
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  • Oklahoma Deer Rut Report November 14, 2018
    The 2018 deer gun hunting season will open a half-hour before official sunrise this Saturday, Nov. 17. Based on field reports from each region of the state, the bucks will be cruising for the last few does that have not been bred during the peak of rut this week. Dallas Barber, big game biologist for […]
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  • MDC’s Springfield Nature Center to hold urban deer program November 13, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Deer can provide interesting nature viewing opportunities to urban dwellers but they lose their appeal when they begin to pose traffic risks to drivers or feed on gardens and ornamental shrubs. People can learn more about the challenges being posed by deer within Springfield’s city limits at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s […]
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  • Testing Confirms CWD In Liberty and Carbon counties November 13, 2018
    Second tests on tissue samples from a white-tailed buck harvested in southern Liberty County and a mule deer doe harvested within the CWD-positive area in Carbon County came back positive for chronic wasting disease. The lab at Colorado State University confirmed the tests. The whitetail in Liberty County was harvested in hunting district 400, but […]
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  • Vermont’s Rifle Deer Season Starts Saturday, Nov. 10 November 10, 2018
    MONTPELIER, Vt. — Hunters are gearing up for the start of Vermont’s traditionally popular 16-day rifle deer season that begins Saturday, November 10 and ends Sunday, November 25. A hunter may take one buck during this season with at least one antler having two or more points one inch or longer. A point must be […]
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  • High water closes deer hunting in some Arkansas areas November 8, 2018
    JONESBORO – High water on the White and Cache rivers has forced the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to temporarily close deer season in some wildlife management areas of eastern Arkansas, as well as some private land in the Cache River basin. Deer hunters are urged to check current water levels in their area before […]
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  • MDC reminds deer hunters about CWD sampling November 4, 2018
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds deer hunters that it is conducting mandatory sampling and voluntary sampling of harvested deer to help find cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD). MDC encourages hunters to properly dispose of deer carcasses to help limit the spread of the disease. MDC also encourages hunters […]
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  • Tennessee 2018 Muzzleloader Season for Deer Opens November 3, 2018
    NASHVILLE — The 2018 muzzleloader/archery season for deer opens in Tennessee on Saturday, Nov. 3 and continues through Friday, Nov. 16 in all of Tennessee’s deer hunting units, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The opening of muzzleloader season in the state has a permanent opening date of the third Saturday before Thanksgiving. Muzzleloading […]
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  • MDC reminds deer hunters about CWD sampling November 3, 2018
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds deer hunters that it is conducting mandatory sampling and voluntary sampling of harvested deer to help find cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD). MDC encourages hunters to properly dispose of deer carcasses to help limit the spread of the disease. MDC also encourages hunters […]
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  • Texas Deer Hunting Season Opens Saturday November 3, 2018
    AUSTIN – Texas hunters will see greener pastures and possibly fewer deer coming to the feeders in early November when the general season kicks off Saturday statewide. But, despite dry conditions earlier this summer hunters could be pleasantly surprised with the antler quality of bucks they do find. An abundance of new plant growth flooding […]
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  • EHD Outbreak in Illinois Claims More than 400 Deer November 3, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, IL – As of October 29, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has received reports of 432 suspected cases of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) in white-tailed deer so far in 2018. EHD appears to be at low to moderate levels in counties on or near the Illinois River, extending from Schuyler County to […]
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  • CWD positive deer found in Johnson County November 2, 2018
    CLARKSVILLE – Chronic wasting disease has been found in Johnson County. A hunter-harvested white-tailed deer harvested north of Clarksville recently tested positive for the disease, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The 2½-year-old buck was confirmed as CWD-positive by the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Madison. Johnson County was previously placed within the […]
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  • Archers take 237 deer at Camp Ripley November 1, 2018
    Mild, windy and wet weather greeted archers at this year’s Camp Ripley bow hunts near Little Falls, and hunters took 237 deer during the four-day event from Oct. 18-19 and Oct. 27-28. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources issued 2,883 permits, and the 2,365 participating hunters had above average success of 9.7 percent. The Central […]
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